Osprey Publishing announces the massively popular Field of Glory wargame series marches on! In March 2012, Slitherine and Osprey Publishing will once again team up to release Field of Glory: Napoleonic:
From their announcement:
Based on the core mechanics of its predecessors, Field of Glory: Napoleonic allows players to command the armies of any of the nations involved in the Napoleonic and French Revolutionary Wars, emphasizing the combined arms tactics that dominated the battlefields of the period.
Richard Sullivan, Managing Director of Osprey Publishing, spoke about the new project:
“After the success of Field of Glory: Ancient and Medieval and Field of Glory: Renaissance, we are thrilled to be working with Slitherine again on a project with such huge potential. We know that the Napoleonic era has long held a cherished place in the hearts of historical wargamers, and we believe that Field of Glory: Napoleonic will be a game that they are going to love.”
J.D. McNeil, head of Slitherine, added:
“Field of Glory has shown that wargamers appreciate a tactically challenging wargame with balanced army lists that can be played as either a friendly match or in a tournament environment. Our Napoleonic rules continue that tradition and also recreate the unique ‘big battle’ characteristics of the era.”
The hardback, full-colour Field of Glory: Napoleonic rulebook will contain the complete rules for the game and several full army lists to get players started. This will be followed by two hardback supplements: Triumph of Nations in June and Emperors and Eagles in September. These supplements will give background and full army lists for all of the major and minor powers that fought each other during the wars. Taken together, this trilogy offers everything Napoleonic players will need to master the battlefields of Europe in the late 18th and early 19th centuries.
Since it’s release in 2009, Field of Glory has sold literally tens of thousands of copies and has dominated the wargaming tournament scene. It now boasts one of the largest fan bases in the industry, with a hugely devoted community that stretches across the globe. With the release of Field of Glory: Napoleonic, it is set to become one of the most popular and widely played wargames in history.
Field of Glory Napoleonic, March 2012, £25.00/$35.00/CAN $36.95
Triumph of Nations, June 2012, £25.00/$35.00/CAN $36.95
Emperors and Eagles, September 2012, £25.00/$35.00/CAN $36.95